IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

Amphilius uranoscopus is widespread in central, southern and east Africa.

Central Africa: Amphilius uranoscopus is found in the upper Lualaba, Luapula and Chambezi systems of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Eastern Africa: This species occurs in fast flowing stretches of many tributaries, particularly in mountain streams of high altitude in the upper reaches of rivers. It is found in Lake Kivu and Rusizi basin; This species is known from upper Akagera; Malagarasi River basin; Lakes Rukwa and Jipe; Rivers Ruaha, Rufiji and Pangani; Limphasa /Luweya system and Rupashe river. Its distribution includes the entirety of Lake Malawi, Lake Chiuta and Lake Chilwa catchments, as well as the Ruo system. It is also found in the Lake Victoria system, and all major systems in Kenya and Tanzania.

Southern Africa: This species is present in the Zambezi systems except for the Kafue, south to the Mkuze River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


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